Probationary period

A probationary period is a period of teaching practice during which the professional competencies of an applicant for a teaching diploma can be evaluated.

A probationary period consists of a maximum of 900 hours, but may be reduced to 600 hours if the applicant has achieved the established objectives. Probationary periods must take place in a recognized educational institution.

The employer evaluates the candidate and issues an attestation of success or a notice of failure.

A probationary period only needs to be completed if it is a condition stated on the probationary teaching permit.

Repeating a probationary period

If a candidate receives a notice of failure at the end of their probationary period, they may repeat it once. To do so, they must please complete the Application to serve a second probationary period form (PDF 183 Kb) and submit it within 60 days of receiving the notice of failure.

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Last update: February 23, 2023


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